“Package” of Nordic walking and Speed walking entry level courses
– for private groups
– for touristic and wellness operators
A “package” to simultaneously start acquiring the basic techniques of Nordic and Speed walking. To know more about these disciplines, also see the specific Nordic walking and Speed walking pages, and the programs and organisation of the entry level courses of Nordic walking and Speed walking. It can be booked by self organised private groups or touristic and wellness operators, for their customers.
Program and organisation
An introduction, and a look at your way of walking. Relations between feet rolling, knee and hip mobility, with exercises. Arm swinging and leg-arm motion coordination, with exercises. Relations between step amplitude and frequency (intensity), with exercises. The principles of speed walking: feet rolling, swinging, intensity. Getting to know the Nordic walking poles. Basic techniques: alternate and parallel gaits, practice and exercises. Principles of advances techniques, uphill and downhill walking. How to continue after the course.
Duration: the course generally requires about 8 hours, depending on the number and attitudes of participants.
To maximise efficacy, the course is generally organised in three sessions, of 3, 3 and 2 hour, in three different days. A different layout can be agreed, in relation to the needs, the starting level and the homogeneity of the group. In any case, two different days are essential.
What is necessary
The course can be organised in a place of your choice, that must have the following characteristics: a leveled place, with smooth natural or well managed grass ground; a sufficient length development, of at least 100 metres (also in circle); more is better. If in a public park, the place must be somewhat apart from crowd..
Comfortatble clothes (no jeans or tight trousers), suitable to the season, in layers, since rather static moments will alternate with very dynamic ones . Shoes with flexible but sculptured sole (semi-rigid hiking shoes are not suitable).
Nordic walking poles
I will borrow the poles for the course. The hand lace will be sanitysed: each participants will keep his poles and lace throughout the course. In any case, if somebody prefers to wear gloves, please choose very thing sport gloves, since thick gloves will be an obstacle to hand movement
– for private groups: contact me, to agree the organisation; it is necessary to have a contact person for the whole group.
– for operators: booking modalities fro participants are flexible and will be defined by specific agreements between me and the operator.
Indicatively, the course should be booked three weeks in advance. Shorter term booking are possible in absence of other commitments.
Contact me for detail of costs, that vary in relation to place and number of participants.
Indicatively, consider a minimum cost of 300 Euros for a standard course, and a minimum cost per person of 60 Euros. For efficacy reasons, the maximum number of participants is 10 (no minimum number, given the above mentioned costs). In case of requests for higher numbers, it will be possible to program additional courses.
– for private groups: payment is in advance, at the moment of booking confirmation, for the whole group.
– for operators: payment modality to be defined by specific agreements
In case of delay for external reasons (e.g. bad weather) another date will be agreed.
A certificate of attendance will be released to participants successfully completing the course. The entry level Nordic walking course is also a pre-requisite for whom have interest and, after adequate practice, would like to attend an instructor course with SINW (Scuola Italiana di Nordic walking).